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I'm on 12.10 and I use Synergy to share my mouse between my laptop and desktop monitors. I tend to start the synergys daemon manually, but I'd like for it to start automatically after boot. Now I've found the answer for synergy in particular, but I'm left wondering what the standard way of adding startup services is.

What's the way to add such startup services nowadays? Is there a graphical tool to add and manage them?

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I think you might find some information you're looking for here:

www.ubuntugeek.com/boot-up-manager-bum-graphical-runlevel-editor.html

And here:

www.marzocca.net/linux/bum.html

In brief, Boot-Up Manager might serve the purpose well, and it can be installed in this way:

apt-get install bum

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